A Letter To Autumn


Hello again, old friend.
You began on Friday, so it is now officially your time of year. I’m really looking forward to you this year because, don’t tell the others, but you’re my favourite. There’s something oddly satisfying about the leaves falling off of the trees, to me it symbolises hope for new growth and change, and the decay of old values and beliefs. One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite books is ‘Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall’. It just speaks to me, that life can begin again and changes can be made, to hopefully be better next time.
Autumn also symbolises many new beginnings. It’s the season when I began all of the different years at school, and my first year at university. This year it symbolises the new beginning of entering my second year, and of all of my grades from now on counting towards my final degree. I want to do better this year, autumn, and I feel like a good beginning is the way to kick start that.

You also bring about the colder weather, meaning I can start wearing some of my favourite outfits again. Your season is my favourite for fashion and homeware, as burnt orange and berry red just speak to my soul. Not to mention pumpkin spiced lattes, how has it already been a year since I last sipped on one of those?
Autumn, you also contain my favourite holiday, halloween. The reason I like halloween so much is that it is celebrated by lots of different types of people from different places, and it’s not a religious holiday. Obviously, I know that not everyone chooses to celebrate halloween, but I can’t help but feel it’s a little more inclusive than some of the more religion based ones.

I’ve had a good summer, I must admit, but I am ready for you now Autumn. I already cannot wait to get back to university, and to see what the next year holds.
Love,
H x

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  1. Charlene McElhinney 25th September 2017 / 9:43 AM

    I loved this post, chick! And your photography! I’m bursting with Autumn vibes after reading this! That print is fabulous in your photos – I need that in my life! <3

  2. thingssarahloves 25th September 2017 / 8:46 PM

    I’ve been ready for Autumn for weeks – it’s my favourite season by far. I’m already burning a Pumpkin Patch candle and absolutely love it.

  3. abbeylouisarose 25th September 2017 / 10:14 PM

    This was so beautifully written, Hayley! In particular the section about how autumn symbolises new starts and regeneration for you, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! Your enthusiasm for the season really comes through, in both your words and your photos – you’re slaying the flatlay photography game right now which is inspiring me to up mine in a few upcoming posts, wish me luck!!
    Abbey šŸ˜˜ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  4. Llinos (@thelilaclinnet) 26th September 2017 / 7:20 PM

    Aw this was absolutely lovely to read, I was smiling all the way through. It’s exactly like a letter to a friend.

  5. Finding Kate (@_findingkate_) 28th September 2017 / 1:28 PM

    Aw Hayley this is so lovely! I love that ‘smell’ Autumn has and you’re right – the turn of the season symbolises new starts and letting go of old things!
    Love the letter style of this – I just wish I was wearing fluffy socks and by a fireplace!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

  6. GirlMasked 29th September 2017 / 12:37 PM

    Awww I love this post, what a lovely idea to write a letter to Autumn! I love Autumn; nights by the fire, walks in the park with the changing colours of leaves and warmer wooly clothes and boots and my birthday and halloween!! I love the photos in this post too!

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